ChargePoint and EVgo Announce Roaming Agreement, Expanding Access to Charging Nationwide
Agreement will make the transition to electric mobility easier while improving the driver experience as market moves closer to mass adoption
Campbell, Calif – June 18, 2019 – ChargePoint and EVgo, today announced a roaming agreement that will enable EV drivers to roam between charging networks, making EV charging even more accessible. Later this year, EV drivers will be able to roam on the ChargePoint and EVgo networks while traveling throughout the United States. The agreement eliminates the need to register for multiple accounts and ensures drivers don’t incur additional fees when roaming.
The agreement would make more than 30,000 places to charge accessible to drivers on either the ChargePoint or EVgo networks beginning later this year.
“Roaming agreements like this not only benefit drivers, but the thousands of forward-thinking businesses that are increasingly investing in the EV revolution” said Bill Loewenthal, Senior Vice President of Product at ChargePoint. “Expanding access to charging solutions for drivers is key to enabling electric mobility today and into the future as transportation makes a generational shift. Collaborative efforts across the industry are vital to paving the way to the mass adoption of electric vehicles and ensuring a more seamless experience for drivers, fleets and businesses.”
“EVgo continues to deliver on our commitments to provide EV drivers with best-in-class customer service, reliability and convenience on the nation’s largest public EV fast charging network,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “EVgo’s new bilateral interoperability agreements will make charging for EVgo customers even more convenient through our strengthened commitment to open standards, collaboration, and innovation.”
This agreement is another vital step to breaking down the barriers to EV adoption, making it even easier for drivers to access charging, while making the decision to go electric even more seamless for businesses. Industry collaboration is a necessary ingredient to paving the way to the mass adoption of electric mobility.
This roaming agreement is based on the Open Charge Point Interface (OCPI) protocol. OCPI is an independent, open protocol that enables network operators to exchange key information needed to provide roaming services, which gives EV drivers a number of benefits.
ChargePoint is the leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with charging solutions in every category EV drivers charge, at home, work, around town and on the road. With more than 66,000 public and semi-public commercial charging spots and thousands of customers (businesses, cities, agencies and service providers), ChargePoint is the only charging technology company on the market that designs, develops and manufactures hardware and software solutions across every use case. Leading EV hardware makers and other partners rely on the ChargePoint network to make charging station details available in mobile apps, online and in navigation systems for popular EVs. ChargePoint drivers have completed more than 55 million charging sessions, saving upwards of 60 million gallons of gasoline and driving more than 1.4 billion gas-free miles on dispensed energy. For more information, visit www.chargepoint.com or contact the Global Press Office at email@example.com or European Press Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.